Rating: 4.29 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Lime flavored and glazed cornmeal cookies Use lemon extract if you can't find lime.

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Servings:
36
Yield:
2 to 3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease your baking sheets.

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  • Beat the butter and 2/3 cup sugar together until creamy. Mix in the egg and lime extract. Blend well.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, salt and flour. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well.

  • Drop teaspoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Dip the bottom of a glass, or similar round, flat object in the 1/4 cup sugar, and slightly flatten the balls of dough. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookie bottoms are lightly browned.

  • To Make Icing: Combine the lime zest, confectioners' sugar, and enough lime juice to make a spreadable glaze. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 2.8g; cholesterol 11.9mg; sodium 50.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2004
A local shop sells Lime Cornbread cookies and I looked on All Recipes hoping to find a recipe for something similar. This recipe comes very close (it's perhaps a little sweeter). Cornmeal cookies are a refreshing change from the usual choc chip or oatmeal and the lime makes this particular recipe very special. These cookies are great for teatime to accompany a light meal or to go with all the lime/chili flavors of many Mexican meals. I'm going to experiment with decreasing the sugar a bit but otherwise these are fantastic. Read More
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/01/2007
I used 1 T of lime extract in the cookie as the dough didn't taste like lime at all. I didn't have lime peel so just used lime juice. Don't do it! My cookies hardly had any lime taste at all. I thought the cookies were too sweet. One T of lime juice to the confectioners sugar amount was way too runny. I don't like to select stars when I didn't follow a recipe exactly but can't get around it. Read More
(3)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2004
A local shop sells Lime Cornbread cookies and I looked on All Recipes hoping to find a recipe for something similar. This recipe comes very close (it's perhaps a little sweeter). Cornmeal cookies are a refreshing change from the usual choc chip or oatmeal and the lime makes this particular recipe very special. These cookies are great for teatime to accompany a light meal or to go with all the lime/chili flavors of many Mexican meals. I'm going to experiment with decreasing the sugar a bit but otherwise these are fantastic. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
These cookies are wonderful! The recipe sounds a bit strange but I made them for my office & they were an absolute hit!! I can imagine that they would be a wonderful treat with fresh strawberries after a light fish or chicken dinner!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2009
We loved these cookies. I have baked them twice the second time for two high school girlfriends who had come for tea. One took most home with her! I used vanilla extract instead of lime and did not ice. They were buttery and crunchy and very good. Orange is another flavor I have seen cornmeal cookies associated with. I would say: Bake and enjoy! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2010
Very good tasty cookies. I did tweak it a bit after reading the other reviews. I used 1/2 whole wheat flour 1/2 white and decreased both butter and sugar a bit. I also used lime juice instead of extract. Very light tasty cookies I will be making these again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2009
These came out amazing! I used whole wheat flour and I wanted more lime flavor so I used the juice and zest of half a lime added a tsp of vanilla extract and they came out perfect! They are very delicate and I love the texture. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2003
These cookies are appropriate for tea. They break somewhat easily but are worth the effort. One of the best cookies I've had. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 2 stars
12/01/2007
I used 1 T of lime extract in the cookie as the dough didn't taste like lime at all. I didn't have lime peel so just used lime juice. Don't do it! My cookies hardly had any lime taste at all. I thought the cookies were too sweet. One T of lime juice to the confectioners sugar amount was way too runny. I don't like to select stars when I didn't follow a recipe exactly but can't get around it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2009
Had the taste and consistency of sweet cornbread with the perfect hint of lime which I actually enjoyed. I did however make a few alterations: 1) I used one lime's worth of juice and zest instead of lime extract in the batter 2) I used half wheat flour half all purpose to add some additional texture and flavor 3) I omitted the icing all together as it sounded too sweet for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2010
Really really great flavor! I used fresh ground cornmeal and a 1/4 teaspoon of lime oil rather than extract. For some reason the second sheet of cookies ran and spread much more than the first and were very crumbly. Perhaps I should have chilled the dough? These would probably make fantastic "log" cookies if you made the dough into two logs and chilled them in waxed paper then sliced and sugared. Read More
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